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Spinal injuries are often life-altering. Damage to the spinal cord can result in loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. If you have suffered a spine injury through someone else’s negligence, contact The Janda Law Firm to speak with our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer today. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.

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  • Founding lawyer Paul Janda is the first and only neurologist-attorney in the state of Nevada. He is actively involved in a number of neurology research studies and serves on several medical advisory boards.
  • Our medical background gives us a deep understanding of complex medical evidence and how trauma affects the spinal cord.
  • We prepare our cases thoroughly, devising comprehensive legal strategies aimed at securing the compensation you deserve. We understand the tactics employed by defense experts and know how to counter them in court or in settlement negotiations.
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Meet Dr. Paul Janda

Residing in Las Vegas for more than ten years, Dr. Paul Janda is a neurologist with a deep commitment to community service, influenced by his extensive family history in the medical field. Simultaneously, his law firm specializes in offering comprehensive legal services for personal injury cases. The firm’s distinctive combination of medical and legal expertise positions it uniquely to grasp the complexities of clients’ situations, ensuring they receive optimal representation and support throughout the entire legal process. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, we’re here to help. Visit our local office at:

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What Determines The Severity Of A Spinal Cord Injury?

In cases of spinal cord injury, the lowest normal part of the spinal cord is called the neurological level of the injury. Severity of the spine injury is called “completeness” and may be classified in one of the two following categories:

  • Incomplete injury: This involves some sensory or motor function below the level of the injury. There are varying degrees of incomplete spinal cord injury.
  • Complete injury: If all sensation and ability to control movement are lost below the level of the injury, it is called complete.

Types of Paralysis Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries

Depending on what part of the spinal cord was injured, paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury falls into one of two different categories:

  • Tetraplegia: Also known as quadriplegia, this type of paralysis results from injury to the spinal cord in the cervical (neck) region. Paralysis affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
  • Paraplegia: Paralysis in paraplegia affects the legs and pelvic organs and all or part of the trunk. It results from spinal cord injuries in the thoracic (between the neck and the abdomen) or lumbar (lower back) areas.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can result from damage to the spinal cord itself, or to vertebrae, discs, or ligaments of the spinal column. As stated by the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injury. Traffic crashes account for almost half of new spinal cord injuries every year.
  • Falls: Most spinal cord injuries in people age 65 or older are caused by falls. Among all age groups, falls cause more than 15 percent of all spinal cord injuries.
  • Acts of violence: Approximately 12 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by acts of violence, involving knife and gunshot wounds in many cases.
  • Sports and recreation: Impact sports, diving in shallow water, and other athletic activities cause approximately 10 percent of spinal cord injuries.

Treatment of a Spinal Cord Injury

There are two stages of treatment associated with spinal cord injuries. During the first stage, doctors will focus on stabilizing the victim and providing immediate care for the trauma that he or she suffered.

If you sustain a spinal cord injury, you may require emergency surgery to address this trauma and other complications, such as broken bones and damaged tissue. You may also be required to wear a neck brace to prevent further spinal cord damage.

The second stage focuses on long-term treatment and rehabilitation. As your condition stabilizes, your doctor will help treat and prevent secondary complications like blood clots, bowel and bladder problems, and pressure ulcers. Your doctor will also determine the extent of your injury and work to identify any impairments.

Then, you may begin rehabilitation to help you learn new skills and regain some degree of movement and function. Your rehabilitation treatment will be ongoing as you learn new skills, adapt to new equipment and technologies, and continue with your life.

Your rehabilitation team may include:

  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians
  • Psychologists
  • Recreation therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Doctors who specialize in spinal cord injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

Spinal cord injuries occur more frequently than we may believe. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 294,000 people live with spinal cord injuries in the United States.

In 2020, an estimated 17,810 new cases occur every year. Approximately 78% of people who develop a new spinal cord injury are male, and the average age at injury was 43 years in 2015.

Since 2015, most spinal cord injuries were caused by the following events:

  • Car crashes, which cause 38.6% of spinal cord injury cases
  • Falls, which cause 32.2% of spinal cord injury cases
  • Acts of violence, which contribute to 14% of cases
  • Sports injuries, which contribute to 7.8% of cases

A spinal cord injury can have a major impact on your life. Approximately 18% of people with spinal cord injuries are employed within one year after their injuries. The employment rate increases to 32% at 40 years after the injury.

At the same time, treatment for spinal cord injuries can be very expensive. The NSCISC estimates that lifetime costs can range from $1.2 million to $5.1 million, depending on injury severity and age at the time of injury.

Financial Compensation in Catastrophic Injury Claims

A spinal cord injury can be very expensive and lead to financial hardship, physical disability, and emotional distress. If you suffered a spinal cord injury because of the actions of another person, you have the right to pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

By filing a claim for a catastrophic injury like spinal cord damage, you could recover financial compensation for the losses that you endured as a result of your accident. Below are a few examples of damages that you could recover in a spinal cord injury claim:

  • Past and future medical care related to your spinal cord injury
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings that you endure because of your injury
  • Property damage that you sustained in the accident that led to your spinal cord injury
  • Disability accommodations, such as mobility equipment and home modifications
  • Pain and suffering, such as mental anguish, permanent disability, and a loss of quality of life

Contact The Janda Law Firm Today For A Free Spinal Cord Injury Consultation

Spinal cord injuries often lead to life-altering consequences. To cover your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, and other damages, you will need to pursue the maximum recovery possible. Contact The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with a spinal cord injury lawyer who understands the complex medical and legal issues associated with spinal injury claims. Your initial consultation is always free.

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